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UN sustainable development goals: How can sustainable/green chemistry contribute? By doing things differently

Poliakoff, Martyn; Licence, Peter; George, Michael W.

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Until now, much Green and Sustainable Chemistry has been focused on how chemicals are made. Here we suggest that, if chemistry is to contribute effectively to achieving the SDGs, we need to change the way that things are done at both ends of the chemical supply chain. For chemical research at the start of the chain, we need to rethink how we build the laboratories in which we carry out the research so as to minimize the use of energy. At the other end of the chain, we advocate the adoption of a Moore's Law for Chemistry (MLFC), which we recently proposed that, wherever possible, the amount of chemical(s) used to achieve a given effect should be decreased by a factor of 2 every five years.

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Poliakoff, M., Licence, P., & George, M. W. (2018). UN sustainable development goals: How can sustainable/green chemistry contribute? By doing things differently. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 13, 146-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2018.04.011

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Apr 17, 2018
Online Publication Date Apr 23, 2018
Publication Date Nov 1, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 18, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 24, 2019
Journal Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Print ISSN 2452-2236
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Pages 146-149
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2018.04.011
Keywords Waste Management and Disposal; Process Chemistry and Technology; Chemistry (miscellaneous); Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; Catalysis
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1421631
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452223617301189?via%3Dihub

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